A 39-year-old male asked:
Several weeks llq pain on palpatation, obstruction series neg. doc bent left leg pain was felt. wants ct abd/pelvis w&w/o contr. what is suspected?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Radiology 26 years experience
Diverticulitis: He most likely suspects diverticulitis. You should not need a scan with and without. The with portion is all that really matters. The without will just increase the amount of radiation that you get.
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General Surgery 42 years experience
Diverticulitis: Although acute diverticulitis is uncommon in patients your age , it can happen in even youunger ones. Ct-scan of the abd-pelvis is indicated if you have significant tenderness. Acute diverticulitis ocurs when a diverticulum(a weakness in the large-intestine wall that results in a "pouch") ruptures and causes local or diffuse peritonitis.
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Last updated Mar 12, 2020
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